Suicide a global epidemic but preventable

worldwide epidemic of suicide

A worldwide epidemic of suicide has emerged. Around 135,000 (17%) of the approximately 800,000 suicides estimated to occur annually worldwide occur in India. In the entire world, one suicide occurs every 40 seconds. There may have been more than 20 previous suicide attempts for every suicide death. On a sadder note, it is concerning that one student in India commits suicide every hour.

Everybody experiences crises and issues in life. The bad problem is that these circumstances leave those who commit suicide feeling so hopeless and hurt that they are unable to perceive any other options.

Both warnings and no cautions can lead to suicide

Warnings for suicide: Not all suicides and suicide attempts are wholly unexpected. Consciously or unintentionally, patients who are suicidal leave clues.

The actions listed below are a few that could alert loved ones and friends that a suicide danger exists.

discussing suicide
making declarations such as “I’d be better off dead.”

looking for a way to kill oneself
attempting to gain access to drugs, weapons, or tools to hang oneself

declaring that there is no future hope
hopelessness, helplessness, and a sense of being trapped


Feelings of inadequacy, shame, remorse, and self-hatred

placing everything in order
Prized goods are donated or plans are made for family members just in case.

Leaving the scene
Unusual and unexpected calls or visits to relatives and friends, along with farewells that imply that you won’t be seeing them again.

People who display the aforementioned suicide warning signs frequently express their emotions in an effort to elicit a response. These warning indicators should never be disregarded because these are lives that could be saved with prompt action.

suicide without prior notice

Tragically, suicide without provocation is not unusual. Many suicide victims never discuss their feelings or plans with anyone.

The majority of suicide experts concur that suicide generally defies prognosis. It is sad that those who are most motivated to kill themselves are aware that they must keep their plans to themselves in order to be effective.

What did I miss? is a question that family members and friends who are left behind after a suicide nearly always ask themselves. What else might I have done?

Short-term risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of suicide
a depressive, anxious, or psychotic episode
a major loss, as the death of a spouse, child, or child, or the loss of a job.
a crisis in one’s personal life, such as a financial one, a breakup with a partner, or a divorce.
loss of social interaction
a condition like cancer, a stroke, or a heart attack that can affect mood
exposure to the suicide behaviour of friends, peers, or public figures
people abandoned after a suicide
Suicide has a terrible impact on communities, families, and friends. The bereavement process when a loved one commits suicide can be extremely unpleasant and difficult. People who are dealing with this kind of loss brought on by suicide frequently require a lot of counselling and emotional assistance.